a man armed with a crossbow has been shot dead by armed police in southeast London .
The Met police said the man was trying to force his way into a building in the Surrey Quays area just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday and was threatening to hurt the people inside .
Live Now to south , where our news reporter Sam Harrison is at the scene and following developments .
Sam , what more do we know about what happened there ?
Well , yes , it's around 5 a.m. This morning , a man said to be in his thirties arrived on by Water Place in Rother Hi here in east London Now .
After arriving , he tried to force his way into a house along the street behind me .
He's now known to have been armed at the time as well , with a number of different weapons , including a crossbow .
Now we're then told that he managed to get into one of the properties here .
That's when police were called to the scene for the very first time .
However , once local officers were here , they were still unable to diffuse the situation , and in response , the man threatened to harm the people that he was with inside that house .
That was what prompted the arrival of armed police officers here .
They arrived on the scene and shot the man who died after two other occupants who were also involved have received minor injuries during the incident .
It's obviously something that shocked local residents this morning .
And it's now been since been confirmed that the IO PC will launch an investigation into the events that happened here .
OK , Sam , Thank you .